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Ilie's Latest Blogs

Sep.04.2011 - 4:27 pm
In the mountains of Honduras, it is said that the women grow old by the time they are twenty. In 1990, atop one of the highest mountains, a family of impoverished farmers was...
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Nov.12.2010 - 1:31 pm
THE SMART HEART On a blustery fall day nearly two years ago, weeks after my two daughters and one son were adopted from Ethiopia, our two wild furry springerdoodles escaped. This...
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Aug.20.2010 - 11:36 am
Those of you who have been following me know that I have been traveling with my 10-year old daughter, newly home from Africa, on this book tour for "The Language of Trees." I...
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Comments from Ilie

May.25.2011 - 8:24 am
In response to: The Word and The Thing Itself: Pointing Toward the Moon
I loved this piece on language and the awareness of the "essence" of a thing before it is named. Kudos, this...
Mar.21.2011 - 7:19 am
In response to: The Luxury of Sleeping; The Pleasure of Writing at Night
Beautiful. I can imagine a world in which sleep will not have to be fought.xo

Published Reviews

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Sep.01.2012
Published by Los Angeles Review
It is charged with emotional violence and a depth of loss, unapologetically the framework of a great redemption. Ruth becomes the narrator readers are able to believe implicitly...